Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Signs of Spring

We had some lovely sunny weather at the weekend, the first sign of blue sky since the snow thawed. I optimistically went in search of signs of spring and I am glad to say I found two.

I cleared leaves and found snowdrops. A bit yellow because of the lack of light but it will soon green up.

I love this Hellebore orientalis. It has plum coloured flowers for weeks.

In my front garden Lonicera fragrantissima has started to flower after being held back by the weather. It smells lovely on a mild day.
 I bought this pink hyacinth from Marks and Spencer, partly because I thought the pretty tin would be nice to re-use when the hyacinth was over. I like it placed next to the Anaphalis in the pink jug


  1. The last photo is beautiful. They look perfect side by side.

  2. Ohh thanks!! Thats what I needed. TLookind at those small flowers standing proud above the ground, singing there own song, let it rain, let it snow, let the wind blow.. I dont mind, I have my own sunshine in my heart.
    Thanks..this was helpful at this cloudy day!

  3. Love your post....i did one similar the other day, you'll have to come by & check mine out too! i love seeing what is blooming for others! thank you for sharing! xoox